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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

So, I have officially moved to Santa Barbara county (Lompoc, home of Jeffrey Combs, to be exact), and I wonder what kind of upscale shopping is available 'round these parts? Any good finds at outlet stores to be had (Marshall's and such), good specialty stores for menswear?
post #2 of 17
There are some decent outlets at the premium outlet center in Camarillo. They have outlets for the following there:

Brooks Bros., Barney's, Burberry, Dior, Saks, Ferragamo, Ted Baker and Allen Edmonds. I've been able to find some good buys here.

Good luck.
post #3 of 17
I've been to Lompoc (just to visit, and not in a jumpsuit). A very pretty area, I hope you enjoy it.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by pitboss12 View Post
There are some decent outlets at the premium outlet center in Camarillo. They have outlets for the following there:

Brooks Bros., Barney's, Burberry, Dior, Saks, Ferragamo, Ted Baker and Allen Edmonds. I've been able to find some good buys here.

Good luck.
Ah, precisely what I was looking for, thanks.
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I've been to Lompoc (just to visit, and not in a jumpsuit). A very pretty area, I hope you enjoy it.
It ain't half bad, no Pacific Northwest, but close enough (the drive to Santa Barbara is veerrrry nice). The number of prisons in the area is a bit... Surprising.
post #5 of 17
I lived in Santa Barbara for 4 years...but, I was in college and not buying tailored clothing. The outlets in Camarillo are probably a good bet for you. Santa Barbara proper has Saks (Armani Collezioni, Hugo Boss, John Varvatos, some Zegna Sport), Nordstrom and Macy's. There is also Blue Beetle and True Grit(Streetwear) and Bryan Lee (Eurotrash). Just pick up the Santa Barbara magazine and I'm sure there has to be a men's clothing store that has Brioni/Kiton/Isaia/Edward Green/Ferragamo/C&J/Church's/etc most likely in Montecito.
post #6 of 17
Aforementioned Blue Beetle and Camarillo Outlets are really the only points of interest in terms of shopping in my opinion. SLO/Santa Maria/etc. doesn't have much, if anything, to offer in that respect.
post #7 of 17
You really have to go to LA for tailored clothing. The Saks men's department here is a shadow of what it was when it first opened. The Nordstrom only carries old-man tassel-loafer clothing. Blue Beetle has Paul Smith, though.

Even the streetwear is kind of iffy. Blue Beetle is unfortunately over-trendy with their editing. For example, they only carry the skinny legged Nudies, and no Regular Ralfs, and the selection seems to change on a whim.

Nordstrom does have Allen-Edmonds, but I don't think there are any other quality shoes being carried here. No hidden store in Montecito with the darling brands of SF, unfortunately.

--Andre
post #8 of 17
On the other hand, SB does have La Super Rica, which kind of makes up for a lot of stuff.

Mmmm.
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by pitboss12 View Post
There are some decent outlets at the premium outlet center in Camarillo. They have outlets for the following there:

Brooks Bros., Barney's, Burberry, Dior, Saks, Ferragamo, Ted Baker and Allen Edmonds. I've been able to find some good buys here.

Good luck.

There are no Allen-Edmonds or Ferragamo outlets at Camarillo. Both may be found at the Desert Hills Premium outlets in Cabazon, but that, alas, is 200 miles (or thereabouts) from Santa Barbara. Neither mall has a Ted Baker outlet if their websites are up to date.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by pitboss12 View Post
There are some decent outlets at the premium outlet center in Camarillo. They have outlets for the following there: Brooks Bros., Barney's, Burberry, Dior, Saks, Ferragamo, Ted Baker and Allen Edmonds. I've been able to find some good buys here. Good luck.
I was going to say that there was no Allen Edmonds outlet in Camarillo but I see the post above me has made that clear. By the way, the Cabazon outlets are worth the 200 mile (or thereabouts) drive if you have a Saturday to spare. Or make it one stop on a weekend out if you haven't lived in the area before.
post #11 of 17
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I'm not all business, peeps! Aside from, I guess Saks and Blue Beetle, are there any good spots for odd Euro fashions (ie, Raf & Jil, Margiela, etc)? Thanks for all the pointers, I'm headed to SB for a job interview tomorrow, so I have a few places I'll stop by when I'm done.. La Super Rica sounds amazing.
post #12 of 17
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Originally Posted by macuser3of5 View Post
I'm not all business, peeps! Aside from, I guess Saks and Blue Beetle, are there any good spots for odd Euro fashions (ie, Raf & Jil, Margiela, etc)?

Thanks for all the pointers, I'm headed to SB for a job interview tomorrow, so I have a few places I'll stop by when I'm done.. La Super Rica sounds amazing.

Maxfield in LA has the niche designers.
post #13 of 17
I don't think here are any places for some of the more forward European stuff in SB, but Maxfield in LA among other places in LA definitely does. SB's a very casual, laidback kind of place. The streetwear being sold is more Amjack than anything else.

La Super Rica is definitely well worth visiting, and good luck on your interview.

--Andre
post #14 of 17
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SLO/Santa Maria/etc. doesn't have much, if anything, to offer in that respect.

Banana Republic


post #15 of 17
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Banana Republic



Not pining after Jackson, are you? As I recall, SLO may have a Marshall's. The thrifting, however, could be very good.
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